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Kickboard Raises $2M for Big Data-Powered Education Tools

by Angela Guess Tom Cheredar of Venture Beat reports, “Kickboard, a web-based school analytics platform, has closed a $2 million funding deal, the startup announced today. Kickboard allows teachers to collect, analyze, and share student information in one centralized place. This eliminates a lot of the switching between other document software, databases, and test grade…

Current NoSQL Job Trends

by Angela Guess Robert Diana of DZone recently shared NoSQL job trends for the month of February. He writes, “For the NoSQL job trends, I am continuing to focus on Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, and Riak. As was stated previously, Hadoop continues to be the clear leader in demand and still flattens the trends of other solutions. However, the gap is steadily shrinking…

Informatica Introduces Healthcare Data Management

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today introduced Informatica Healthcare Data Management. The new offering is the most comprehensive solution available for empowering healthcare organizations to manage the full spectrum of healthcare master data domains — and…

Five Sexy Features of NoSQL

by Angela Guess Jake Neeley of VPS.net recently shared five of NoSQL’s most attractive features. He writes, “NoSQL has been a buzzword of sorts for over two years as the technology has evolved and allowed programmers the ability to execute database management tasks with more ease and efficiency. While the features are not without critics and…

Federated Media Uses Aerospike’s NoSQL Database to Power Third Largest Ad Network

by Angela Guess Federated Media and Aerospike report, “Competing for attention on the content-saturated Web is no small task, particularly for independent publishers without the expansive resources of large media companies and major service platforms. Federated Media Publishing, which provides advertising services, audience analytics, and reader engagement tools to more than 145,000 sites, is helping…

A Look Inside IBM InfoSphere

by Angela Guess Sunil Soares has published a new eBook entitled IBM InfoSphere: A Platform for Big Data Governance and Process Data Governance. The full book is available for download here. The abstract states, “Governance has taken a backseat to the analytics and technologies associated with big data. However, as big data projects become mainstream,…

Practical Tips for Better Data Management in Any Company

by Angela Guess Grant Davis of the Smart Data Collective recently shared a number of practical ways that businesses can improve their data management. The first tip: Recycle the paper. He writes, “There is no need to continue the use of shipment forms or other paper documents when filing information. It’s a sad reality, but…

Data Governance for Better MDM

by Angela Guess Kelle O’Neal of B-eye-Network recently discussed the practical aspects of setting up a Data Governance program that will lead to Master Data Management success. She writes, “During the requirements gathering phase of a master data management (MDM) implementation, the data governance organization (DGO) is involved in defining the scope of requirements for…

The Big Data Pushback

by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of ZDnet reports, “It was inevitable that some would begin questioning the term and idea of ‘big data’, since it has become the hype word of the year. But what exactly are we talking about when discussing the huge surge in volume and variety of information moving through our enterprises?…

IBM & Deutsche Telekom Working Toward Smarter Cities

by Angela Guess David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “IBM and Deutsche Telekom, the carrier behind the T-Mobile brand, are to work together on creating smart city systems, the companies have announced. The smart city concept, which is closely related to the ’internet of things’, is reliant on pervasive connectivity, drawing on what has traditionally been known as…